Bard to Lakewood Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Bard to Lakewood Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Lakewood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 80,048 at the 2010 census. It is bordered by Long Beach on the west and south, Bellflower on the north, Cerritos on the northeast, Cypress on the east, and Hawaiian Gardens on the southeast.

If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Bard and Lakewood.

How far is Lakewood from Bard?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 219 miles between Bard and Lakewood. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.

For driving, it is roughly 273 miles or 439 km between Bard and Lakewood. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Bard to Lakewood drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 273 miles drive from Bard to Lakewood takes 4 hours 44 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Bard and end in Lakewood.

As 273 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.

Bard to Lakewood road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Bard to Lakewood, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Lakewood, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Lakewood, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 4 hours 44 minutes on the road


Start at Bard.

Drive for about 3 hours, then stop in San Diego County and stay for about 2 hours. Finally, drive for about 1.7 hours and arrive in Lakewood.

Bard to Lakewood airports and flights

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Yuma International Airport / Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (YUM)

Arrival airport: Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field) (LGB)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 27 minutes

Getting to your destination:

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from YUM to LGB and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 27 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Bard to Lakewood including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 3 hours

Flying non-stop from Bard to Lakewood

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Bard and Lakewood. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight time from Bard, California to Lakewood, California is 26 minutes under avarage conditions.

Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.

Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.